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Critics: Pope Losing Credibility in Abuse Cases
Church Militant ^ | 2/6/18 | Rodney Pelletier

Posted on 02/09/2018 4:32:22 PM PST by marshmallow

Chilean sex abuse victim asserts the Pope heard from him

VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Critics are claiming Pope Francis has lost credibility after reports revealed he received a letter from a Chilean sex abuse victim asking for help in 2015. The recent revelation comes only weeks after the Holy Father claimed no victims had come forward to him.

Doctor Kurt Martens, a professor of canon law at Catholic University of America (CUA), commented, "'Houston, we have a problem.' If the Pope indeed received a report detailing the abuse suffered by [Dr. Fernando] Karadima victims and the cover-up, then there is a huge problem, and it can be summarized with one word: credibility. Or lack thereof."

Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability.org, is claiming Pope Francis most likely "lied" when he said he had never heard from any of Karadima's victims.

Despite the fact that Fr. Karadima had been disciplined by the Vatican for the homosexual abuse of boys in the 1980s, his victims have been claiming Bp. Juan Barros — the current bishop of Osorno, Chile — was an accomplice in Karadima's crimes and was even one of his gay lovers.

In January, Pope Francis essentially told victims during a trip to Chile that he didn't believe them, saying, "The day they bring me proof against Bp. Barros, then I will speak. There is not a single piece of proof against him. Everything is slander. Is this clear?"

He went on, "No one has come forward, they haven't provided any evidence for a judgment. This is all a bit vague, it's something that can't be accepted."

(Excerpt) Read more at churchmilitant.com ...


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1 posted on 02/09/2018 4:32:22 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

He’s lost all credibility, period.


2 posted on 02/09/2018 4:36:52 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: marshmallow

When did Francis the Deceiver ever have credibility?

Unless it’s die-hard Catholics or Marxists.


3 posted on 02/09/2018 4:39:24 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: bgill

“He’s lost all credibility, period.”
Beat me to it.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 4:47:01 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: marshmallow

The Vatican has become Satanic.


5 posted on 02/09/2018 4:54:55 PM PST by TonyM (UPS)
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To: TonyM

But the Church is still good. It’s just the leadership that is rotten. Pray to Mary this is only temporary.


6 posted on 02/09/2018 5:00:07 PM PST by BipolarBob (At one time I held the world record as the worlds youngest person on the planet.)
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To: marshmallow

Raymond Arroyo hammered him on this pretty bad last night.


7 posted on 02/09/2018 5:10:55 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Fedora

Well he’s lost all credibility with Catholics so why not everyone else.


8 posted on 02/09/2018 5:15:44 PM PST by gibsonguy
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I am pretty sure antipope lucifer lost all credibility long ago


9 posted on 02/09/2018 5:16:39 PM PST by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: BipolarBob

Just so. All the more reason to remain faithful to the Church. We mustn’t let Francis drive all the loyal Catholics out.

Although we have problems almost everywhere, it is still God’s Holy Church, and we still have the sacraments except in a few places where the priests don’t administer them properly.

Pray that God will straighten things out.


10 posted on 02/09/2018 5:17:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

And pray for the souls in China that they keep the faith and hold fast.


11 posted on 02/09/2018 5:54:29 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: marshmallow

The best thing that could happen is for Frances to get Weinsteined.


12 posted on 02/09/2018 6:02:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: marshmallow

On this particular issue, Francis is an exact cookie cutter copy of John Paul 2.

And yes, I have known some of the people who were dismissed and ignored on this by JPII.

Francis didn’t happen all at once, the papacy gradually evolved into what it now is.


13 posted on 02/09/2018 6:03:06 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: bgill
He’s lost all credibility, period.

I wholeheartedly agree.

I'm beginning to think he's the Antichrist.

14 posted on 02/09/2018 6:09:45 PM PST by OldSmaj (The only thing washed on a filthy liberal is their damned brains.)
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To: MrEdd

This has nothing to do with the papacy nor will it be healed by a pope.


15 posted on 02/10/2018 12:21:49 AM PST by Marchmain (free exercise)
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